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Keywords: "oil (petroleum)" "natural gas" "coal"
Natural Gas Basics (EIA Kids): Learn how natural gas is formed and consumed
Natural Gas Explained (EIA): Succinct information about how the fossil fuel is formed, as well as statistical information
Natural Gas: Thorough description of how natural gas is formed; Scroll to the "How is Natural Gas Formed?" section heading
Natural Gas: Explanation of natural gas formation, as well as types of natural gas; Scroll down to view article
Oil (petrolum) Basics (EIA kids): Plethora of information about oil, how it's formed, and how it's consumed
Oil: Crude and Petroleum Products Explained (EIA) : Learn how the fossil fuel is formed, as well as statistical information
Petroleum - Oil and Natural Gas : Extensive information about the formation of oil
Oil Formation : Animation showing how oil is formed
The Formation of Fossil Fuels : What are fossil fuels? How are they formed? What are their characteristics?
Fossil Fuel Formation : Fossil fuels explained
Fossil Fuels : Information about fossil fuel formation with animation